college credit while in high school
Some Career and Tech programs offer unique opportunity to
earn high school and college credit with one class
SEPT. 21, 2012 -
Students in select Career and Technical Center classes have the
opportunity to earn college credit at a reduced tuition rate
while still in high school.
Through the College in the High School program, HFM BOCES has
partnered with Fulton Montgomery Community College to offer
students credit transferable to most New York state colleges and
universities at about one-third the tuition rate.
College in the High School credits are currently available for
classes in Careers in Education, Computer Information Technology
and New Visions Health Careers. Students must be recommended by
a teacher or guidance counselor and are required to adhere to
the same standards and policies as for any other FMCC course.
College in the High School allows students to pay a reduced
tuition rate to participate, and at the end of the class, the
student receives a transcript directly from FMCC in addition to
their high school grade.
“College in the High School makes these credits portable,” said
School Counselor Kathleen Daly. “It’s a great opportunity if kids have the money. It gives
Daly said one of the benefits of
College in the High School classes is that it can reduce future
college tuition costs.
Many CTC programs also have articulation agreements with area
colleges, universities and trade schools. These agreements allow
high school students to earn college credit at no cost while
they complete their CTC program, as long as the student then
enrolls full time at the institution with whom the agreement is
The enrollment deadline for College in the High School is Sept.
To learn more, contact Daly, (518) 736-4626, or guidance
counselor Charis Kakavelos, (518) 736-4627.